Resources

  • Research/ Report
May 2021

This advance CTE policy brief offers strategies and best practices for designing strong statewide policies that remove barriers for participation in early postsecondary education opportunities in postsecondary credential and degree programs.

  • Research/ Report
February 2021

This first of its kind national research explores the role of area technical centers (ATCs) in the CTE delivery system and how states can leverage ATCs to meet postsecondary attainment goals and serve learners.

  • Research/ Report
January 2021

NAPE's report shares challenges and promising practices of the IM STEM initiative, which uses a collective impact model to create systems changes in state-level agencies and organizations with the goal of providing diverse students access and opportunities for success in STEM and CTE.

  • Guide/Tool
January 2021

The State Roadmap for Workforce Recovery developed by the National Governors Association offers a framework for a state to start organizing their workforce response and recovery activities.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
October 2018

This report from Advance CTE explores state approaches to middle school CTE and career exploration and provides considerations for states when implementing or expanding middle school CTE.

  • Case Study
September 2017

This profile from the Education Commission of the States summarizes state outcomes-based funding trends and describes states such as Arkansas, Kentucky, Texas and Utah that adopted new funding models in 2016 and 2017. 

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
February 2017

This report from CLASP outlines how states can encourage equity through their community and technical college systems by including equity measures in their outcomes-based funding formulas.

  • Guide/Tool
February 2014

This brief from the Center for Great Teachers & Leaders addresses policy gaps in developing and supporting CTE teachers by offering an overview of the current policy landscape, its implications for CTE teacher effectiveness, and next steps for creating aligned human capital policies.